Research projects are linked below to sample papers.
Auditory feedback in performance
How does sensory information influence motor actions in real time? See Brown & Palmer, 2011; Pfordresher et al, 2011; Loehr & Palmer, 2009.
Memory retrieval in performance
What role does working memory play in the sequencing of produced utterances and music? How does performance experience influence memory for music? See Palmer, Mathias & Anderson, 2012; Pfordersher, Palmer & Jungers, 2007; Schendel & Palmer, 2007.
Motion capture of musical behaviours
How do performers prepare and integrate actions with those of others? See Goebl & Palmer, 2013; Dalla Bella & Palmer, 2011; Goebl & Palmer, 2009.
Neural correlates of music perception
How do neural and electrophysiological markers correspond to melodic and temporal accents in performance? See Phillips-Silver et al, 2011; Palmer, Jewett & Steinhauer, 2009.
Prosody in music and speech
Which aspects of music performance constitute a prosody? Which aspects are shared with speech prosody? How does speech prosody compare across languages? See Pivneva, Palmer & Titone, 2012. Lidji et al, 2011; Palmer & Hutchins, 2006.
Summaries of music performance research
For reviews of music performance, see Palmer 2005a; Palmer 1997.
Temporal coordination in music performance
What are the temporal mechanisms that allow people to plan and produce upcoming events? See Loehr, Large & Palmer 2011; Loehr & Palmer, 2011; Palmer et al, 2009.